Curious Stories return to Bristol!
October was the long awaited return of Bristol’s Storytale Festival – and with it Curiosity Connections very own initiative “Curious Stories for Curious Children”. We deployed “Curious Stories for Curious Children” at the first festival in 2019 with great success – children and parents all loved hearing the fun science-stereotype challenging stories and then quizzing… Continue reading Curious Stories return to Bristol!
Launch of Avon Schools Primary Eco-Network
For the past two years there has been an Avon Schools Eco-Network (ASEN) in local secondary schools, and finally on 13th October the ASEN launched a brand new Bristol based Primary network. Vision The goal of these Eco-Networks is to work together as a diverse team across schools, influencing greater regional change as a group… Continue reading Launch of Avon Schools Primary Eco-Network
Rail education & free train trips for your pupils
Platform are an amazing new rail-education programme who deliver free rail trips combined with rail workshops. Since April this year, Platform have delivered free rail education to 2000 students, and have taken nearly 500 students, and their teachers, on free train trips. They have a range of destination options and free onward learning opportunities which… Continue reading Rail education & free train trips for your pupils
Emerging engineers celebrated at UWE￼
On Friday 24th June, UWE Engineering hosted the showcase and awards ceremony for the South West regional Leaders Award competition – celebrating young people’s inventions designed to solve the world’s problems. “Engineering is everywhere!” said Professor Elena Marco, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Head of College at UWE. Elena co-presented the awards to winners from each age category, alongside… Continue reading Emerging engineers celebrated at UWE￼
Local Schools Take on Sustainable Transport Challenge
On 23rd May, 97 local pupils from Years 5 – 9 visited UWE Bristol to share their solutions to the ‘Sustainable Transport Challenge’. The groups were challenged to invent a sustainable vehicle to go on a significant journey of their choice – inspired by the all female rowing group – the Bristol Gulls who rowed… Continue reading Local Schools Take on Sustainable Transport Challenge
Introducing Young Climate Warriors
Young Climate Warriors. Take positive action, be part of a carbon-busting virtual team and inspire hope for the future. Nearly 3/4s of children say they are worried about the state of the planet – 22% say they are very worried (BBC Newsround survey). Young Climate Warriors provides fun, age-appropriate weekly challenges, that help children tackle… Continue reading Introducing Young Climate Warriors
Curious stories for curious children
STEM Ambassadors are being trained into super storytellers – all ready to come into your school and show your class that science is for everyone. The real-life scientists will be armed with stereotype-busting books – showing women, people from BAME backgrounds and people with neurodiversity – doing fun science-y stuff. They’ll share these engaging stories… Continue reading Curious stories for curious children
UWE is Transform Our World partner
Transform Our World are a community of educators empowering students to take climate action. Through their collaborative online hub, Transform Our World supports teachers in bringing environmental and social action into the classroom through showcasing quality-rated resources, programmes and events available from various organisations. The hub features a range of themes from Sustainable Development Goals, to… Continue reading UWE is Transform Our World partner
Providing space for social communication in a STEM engagement project
Neurodiversity Week celebrates our unique strengths and differences, while recognising that the many talents of people with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other neurodiverse ways of thinking and learning are often not suited to traditional, formal learning environments. Science Hunters is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) outreach and research programme that uses Minecraft to engage… Continue reading Providing space for social communication in a STEM engagement project
Leaders Award Virtual Gallery Now Open!
Despite the difficult circumstances of the past year, an amazing 30,000 children took part in the Primary Engineer Leaders Award this year, answering the question “If you were an Engineer, what would you do?”. The competition encourages pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK to look at the world around them and find… Continue reading Leaders Award Virtual Gallery Now Open!